IBPS Clerk 2020 Exam Analysis


IBPS Clerk Exam

Apart from all the resources and information that you need to prepare for the IBPS Clerk exam, one other important information that you need by your side before you march on with the preparation is the previous year’s exam analysis. How can reading an exam analysis help?

  • Answers your two questions – What & How (much)! – the analysis will help you identify what to prepare & how much to prepare.
  • Gives you a comprehensive knowledge of the exam pattern
  • Gives you clarity regarding the level of the exam
  • Gives you an idea of which section/topics to prioritize over others
  • Helps you move ahead with a realistic approach

Let us go through the IBPS Clerk Prelims exam analysis & IBPS Clerk Mains analysis for the year 2020.

IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam Analysis 2020

English Language

TopicsNo. of questionsLevel
Reading Comprehension7Easy
Error Detection5Easy
Cloze Test  5Easy
Word Swap3Easy
Sentence Rearrangement  5Easy
Spelling error/Phrase Correction5Easy

Reasoning Ability

TopicsNo. of questionsLevel
Alphabet Based  3Easy
Numeric series5Easy
Number based1Easy

Numerical Ability

TopicsNo. of questionsLevel
DI (2)10Easy-Moderate

IBPS Clerk Mains Exam Analysis 2020

Quantitative Aptitude

TopicNo. of QuestionsLevel
Data Interpretation(Tabular, Double Pie Chart, Line Graph Data-Based)20Moderate-Difficult
Approximation  6Moderate-Difficult
Quantity 1, Quantity 25          Moderate
Data Sufficiency4            Easy
        Arithmetic Word Problems            15            Moderate
                      Total            50            Moderate

English Language

TopicNo. of QuestionsLevel
Reading Comprehension11Moderate-Difficult
Sentence Rearrangement
(new format)
Vocab Based Questions3Moderate
Error Detection7Moderate
Fillers (Three blanks, one word)7Moderate

Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude

TopicNo. of QuestionsLevel
Sitting Arrangement and Puzzles20Moderate-Difficult
Coding-Decoding 5Moderate
Data Sufficiency  4Easy-Moderate
Direction Sense (in form of coding)5Moderate
Coded Inequality5Moderate
Alphanumeric Symbol Series (new pattern)4Moderate
Logical Reasoning2Moderate- Difficult

As you can see, the level of the IBPS Clerk Prelims fluctuated around easy to moderate & IBPS Clerk Mains questions were somewhere around moderate to difficult. This can help you in forming a basic understanding of what to expect in the exam.

Disclaimer 1: The past cannot define the future! 

  • Do not rely totally on the analysis. It is only for ‘reference’ purposes and not a confirmation of the upcoming exam pattern or questions.

Disclaimer 2: The future has endless possibilities

  • There can be a possibility of an extremely difficult paper or an easier one too. 
  • It is up to you how you utilize the available information & resources to the best of your abilities and come out with flying colours regardless of the circumstances.

We hope that the above information will be able to give you enough clarity about what all you need to include in your preparation strategy and move ahead with a feasible plan that may be helpful for both Prelims and Mains. A far-sighted plan with a foolproof strategy for both Phase 1 & 2 will close the deal for you.

If you are in search of proper guidance, get yourself enrolled in IBPS Clerk Exclusive Online Course and march ahead.


IBPS Clerk Prelims mock tests

IBPS Clerk Mains mock tests

Prepare today, rest tomorrow!

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IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern for Prelims & Mains- Study Material

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2 years ago

good info. Thanks